ANTELIAS (Armenpress)–Lebanon’s President Emile Lahoud awarded Chairman of the National Central Council of the Great House of Cilicia–former member of the Lebanese parliament Andre Tapurian the medal of "Lebanon’s Commander."
The Great House of Cilicia–based in Antelias–reported that the awarding ceremony was held at the presidential palace. President Lahoud praised Tapurian for his services to the Armenian community–as well as to the Republic of Lebanon.
His Holiness Catholicos Aram I delivered a speech and praised Tapurian’s services to the Great House of Cilicia–the Armenian community and Lebanon.
It should be mentioned that besides all his donations–Tapurian has recently donated $1 million to the Great House of Cilicia. $850,000 of the donation has been earmarked for the construction of two buildings of the Cilicia headquarters and the rest for the establishment of a Cilicia Foundation.